Firefighters tackling blaze near Benidorm homes and water park

BREAKING: A fire has started in the Sierra Gelada Mountain in Benidorm Credit: Facebook

Emergency services including helicopters are currently working to extinguish a number of fires in the Sierra Gelada Mountain range immediately behind the Aqualandia water park.

In Benidorm, fire engines have been seen racing towards the mountains and firefighting aircraft were seen overhead. It has been established from official sources that four aircraft are being used to fight the fire along with a number of ground units.

The authorities are treating the fire as particularly dangerous due to the proximity to Aqualandia and residential areas.

This area of wild mountains, inland from Benidorm incorporates the famous Cross (La Cruz), Watchtowers and Albir Lighthouse.

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